North Sails Lightning R-2 Spinnaker

LIGHTNING R-2 SPINNAKER

All-Purpose

The R-2 Spinnaker has been the class standard for use as an all-purpose spinnaker for many years. As a sail that has been used to win every World, regional and area championship, the R2 has proven itself as the "speed standard" Lightning sailors worldwide. The radial design makes it a durable sail that will hold its shape on both reaches and runs and, while the R-2 is designed to excel in running and broad reaching, it is also can more than hold its own against outstanding on a tight reach. For additional colors please contact your local North Sails loft or agent.

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NPC DOWNWIND
North Sails offers a wide variety of downwind symmetric and asymmetric sail types made using the NPC DOWNWIND sailcloth range. Each of our sail types is designed for a specific range of wind speeds and angles. Every North spinnaker is custom designed to suit each customer’s needs and maximize VMG/VMC in the broadest range of wind and sea conditions. NPC DOWNWIND sails provide higher boatspeeds, deeper angles, and faster acceleration with consistent and predictable trimming characteristics.
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LIGHTNING TUNING GUIDE

Welcome to the Lightning Tuning Guide from North Sails – your ticket to sailing success and having a blast on the water! Whether you're a seasoned sailor or just starting out, this guide is packed with tips and tricks to help you fine-tune your J/80 and sail like a pro. Get ready to unleash the full potential of your Lightning, make those exhilarating maneuvers, and leave your competition in your wake.

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